Subnautica - DamJess

A new update is available for Subnautica: Below Zero Early Access. Build a Spy Pengling for remote research and documentation, encounter the mammoth Vent Garden, explore Tree Spires, and more. Check out the Spy Pengling site to learn more!

  • Spy Pengling community-requested feature
  • The towering Vent Garden
  • Tree Spires biome
  • New weather effects
  • Added ambient cold mechanics
  • Fabricator UI grid
  • Lilly Paddler creature for upcoming biome
  • Additional improvements and fixes

Follow Below Zero development

You can find out about upcoming updates in all sorts of ways. Sign up to the Development Newsletter to receive word every time an update is released. Follow the Unknown Worlds and Subnautica: Below Zero Steam groups to get a notification on Steam. You can also:

Enjoy, and happy diving!

- Unknown Worlds

Steam's latest sale comes in recognition of the UN's World Environment Day, and generally encompasses games which have water or greenery in them, such as Raft, Equilinox, Flower, and Samorost 3.

The sale was set up by Fugl developer Johan Gjestland, and a portion of the revenue from participating games will be donated to "organizations like Greenpeace, World Land Trust and The Nature Conservatory." 

Two games are offering additional donations. During the sale, 15 percent of Subnautica's profits will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup, an organization which is devising technology to capture and remove ocean plastics, and One Tree Planted will plant one tree for each copy of Playne sold.

The sale runs until 4 pm Pacific on June 7, and you can find all of the participating games here

Subnautica's a good game, if you hadn't heard, and picking it up at 30 percent off during this sale would be a very reasonable thing to do. 

Since I have a moment with the topic, and without suggesting that this is a sufficient salve to all our interlocking global crises, I also recommend composting, gardening along permaculture principles, and sharing food with your community if you can. I'm going to go water my plants now.

Subnautica - DamJess

***This event has now ended***

In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5th, Subnautica will go on sale alongside several other games as part of a Valve special event until June 8th. During this time, we volunteered to donate 15% of Unknown Worlds’ profits from the sales of the original Subnautica to the Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch foundation that aims to develop and apply technologies (directly as well as indirectly) to remove – on a large scale – plastic pollution from the oceans.

Not unlike the virus that threatened Planet 4546B, our planet is threatened by a mass accumulation of garbage in the ocean. Marine debris, out of which 80% is plastic, has been reported to have an impact on 600 marine wildlife species. This marine debris accumulates in patches across the planet by way of ocean currents, waves, and wind. It poses a significant threat to the ecosystem, the health of both marine life and humans, and global economies.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

“Of all trash, plastic trash has the greatest potential to harm the environment, wildlife and humans. It can be found floating at the surface, suspended in the water column, or on the bottom of almost all water bodies. It is transported by rivers to the ocean, where it moves with the currents, and is often eaten by birds and fish, concentrating toxic chemicals in their tissues, and filling their stomachs, causing them to starve. Plastic aquatic debris is much more than a mere aesthetic problem.”

Cleaning up these garbage patches is a tough job, but not an impossible one. Through intense research, advanced technology, and the clever use of natural ocean systems, the Ocean Cleanup has set their sights on removing 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years. To learn more about how they plan to do this, you can read in-depth explanations and reports on the Ocean Cleanup website.

In Subnautica, you were affected by a major environmental threat and, through scientific efforts and hard work, elimited that threat. Now is your chance to do the same for our home planet. Let your friends and family know that Subnautica is on sale and working towards a cleaner ocean!

About World Environment Day

The United Nations, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

About The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup specifies the following objectives:

  • To develop and apply technologies (directly as well as indirectly) to remove – on a large scale – plastic pollution from the oceans;
  • To develop and apply technologies (directly as well as indirectly) to remove plastic pollution from waste streams to prevent it from reaching the oceans;
  • To increase social awareness of the pollution of the marine environment by plastic; and other acts which in the broadest sense relate or may be conducive to the aforesaid objectives.

Learn more about the Ocean Cleanup by following them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or by visiting their website!
Subnautica - Hugh

Travel quickly across the snowy tundra on a Snowfox, hide from terrifying beasts, explore two new biomes, and more in the latest update to Subnautica: Below Zero Early Access. Check out the Snowfox Update site to learn more!

  • Snowfox vehicle
  • Chelicerate & Snow Stalker
  • Two new, beautiful biomes
  • New fishy friends and foes
  • Seatruck Sleeper and Docking Modules, Perimeter Upgrade
  • Pinnable recipes
  • New music
  • Additional improvements and fixes

The Snowfox

The Snowfox is the first above-water vehicle in the Subnautica universe. Travel quickly over land, all without touching the ground! The Snowfox can be upgraded with a jump module (coming soon), and comes with a speed boost ability built in. Build a Snowfox Hoverpad (with power) to craft the Snowfox and customize it however you like!

Snow Stalkers

A new beast appears on land in the latest update. A deadly creature with long claws and a powerful charge, Snow Stalkers are aggressive and best avoided. Especially when they are with their offspring!

Glacial Basin

Beautiful no matter the weather, the new Glacial Basin biome is home to an array of creatures including the Snow Stalker. Teeming with icy nooks to explore, this biome has a lot to uncover.


Lurking in the new Purple Vents biome, the Chelicerate is a Leviathan-class creature with a nasty bite. Not much is known about this massive monster of the water.

Purple Vents

Explore the hauntingly beautiful Purple Vents biome, a shallow-depth environment. Underground thermal activity erupts into bright purple particulate, providing the perfect ecosystem for many creatures.

Seatruck Additions

Three new additions to The Seatruck are now available; The Sleeper Module, the Docking Module, and the Perimeter Upgrade.

Follow Below Zero development

You can find out about upcoming updates in all sorts of ways. Sign up to the Development Newsletter to receive word every time an update is released. Follow the Unknown Worlds and Subnautica: Below Zero Steam groups to get a notification on Steam. You can also:

Enjoy, and happy diving!

- Unknown Worlds
Subnautica - (Dominic Tarason)

The first big update for Subnautica: Below Zero is out now. Unknown Worlds have added new areas, new sea-life, and a big modular submarine truck to build in their early access survival adventure. The Seatruck update introduces your un-glamorous flagship vessel of this new game, an upgradable hauler that starts out with just a front cab, but you can add extra holds with new functions. There’s two new biomes inhabited by new creatures, such as the massive, toothsome Squidshark. It may not be creatively named, but it can still kill you. See it and more in motion below.


Subnautica - Hugh

Subnautica: Below Zero has received its first big Early Access update. Check out the Seatruck Update Site to see all the sweet new features in action.

  • Seatruck modular underwater utility vehicle
  • Terrifying Squidshark creature 🦑
  • Thermal Spires & Deep Twisty Bridges biomes
  • Playful Seamonkey and their nests
  • Intricately detailed Cargo Transfer Launchpad island
  • Lots of small Early Access improvements

The Seatruck

The Seatruck is a modular Underwater Utility Vehicle. Start by building a cab, then add and remove modules based on your mission requirements. Each additional module slows the Seatruck down. A reversing camera is included as standard. In an emergency, you can detach all modules and escape quickly.

Seatruck Modules
  • Cab - Provides power, live support, cockpit
  • Fabricator - Mobile field equipment fabricator
  • Storage - Ample space for equipment & supplies
  • Aquarium - Collect live specimens

Look out for more Seatruck modules in future Early Access updates!


Lurking within the new Deep Twisty Bridges biome, the Squidshark is a serious threat. Its tentacles can ensnare even the most agile diver. Shark teeth and a powerful bite cause great damage.


An ocean trickster, the Seamonkey will actively seek to steal your kit and swim off with it. Follow them back to their nests and you might find other valuable things they have collected.

Deep Twisty Bridges

Deep Twisty Bridges is a dark, red-accented region with depths exceeding 200 meters. Look out - Some of the plant life is not passive, and might ensnare you in the depths.

Thermal Spires

Rockpunchers and Bonesharks roam between these pointed ocean stacks.

Cargo Transfer Launchpad

Explore a richly detailed island, home to the Cargo Transfer Launchpad. Black sandy beaches, thermal pools, snow-dusted cliffs and intricate caves await you. At the peak, you will find a new Cargo Transfer Base along with attendant rocket launchpad.

Follow Below Zero development

You can find out about upcoming updates in all sorts of ways. Sign up to the Development Newsletter to receive word every time an update is released. Follow the Unknown Worlds and Subnautica: Below Zero Steam groups to get a notification on Steam. You can also:

Enjoy, and happy diving!

- Unknown Worlds

Below Zero, the arctic-themed standalone expansion for deep-sea adventure Subnautica, is now available in early access on PC - and, to celebrate, developer UnknownWorlds has offered up the very first trailer.

Described as a "new chapter" in the Subnautica saga, Below Zero unfolds one year on from the events of the base game and challenges players to survive a disaster at an alien research station, located in a previously unseen, ice-bound region of ocean planet 4546B.

Up until today, we've only seen the smallest of glimpses of Below Zero's icy new environs. However, now that early access is officially underway and eager fans are finally able to experience the first few hours of the expansion for themselves, UnknownWorlds has offered a slightly more illuminating taste of things to come, albeit in cinematic trailer form. Allow me to summarise the key points: ALIEN PENGUINS!!!

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Subnautica - Hugh

Subnautica: Below Zero is now available in Early Access! Set one year after the original Subnautica, Below Zero challenges you to survive a disaster at an alien research station on Planet 4546B.

This frozen underwater adventure is a work in progress. As we did with Subnautica, we are building Below Zero out in the open. With your help, we will craft a worthy follow up to the original game.

Below Zero is full of bugs, runs poorly, and includes only a small portion of our planned features. It's also a game we're excited about. If you join us, we think you might enjoy this journey through Early Access.

If you would like to wait until the game is finished, please sign up to our Development Newsletter. We'll let you know as soon as the game is done!

- Unknown Worlds
Subnautica - (John Walker)

Subnautica is one of the great early access success stories. Not just because of its financial achievements – still dwarfed by some of the bigger names – but because of how it used the process to build and refine an exquisitely good game. Co-created with its players, but confident enough to maintain its creative direction, the result is one of the best games of the last few years. So perhaps it’s not ultimately that surprising that Unknown Worlds would repeat the practice for their follow-up, Subnautica: Below Zero.

Once again we’re under the sea, albeit in frostier conditions, with the first few hours and earliest biomes of a whole new adventure.

The following inevitably contains mild spoilers for the original Subnautica>



Developer Unknown Worlds has announced that Below Zero, the ice-themed standalone expansion for superb underwater exploration adventure Subnautica, is entering early access on PC next week, January 30th.

Below Zero was announced last August and is described as a "new chapter" in the Subnautica story, unfolding across a previously unseen, ice-bound region of ocean planet 4546B.

At the time of the reveal, Unknown Worlds confirmed that Below Zero's development approach would be similar to that of Subnautica's base game, and that it would be "carefully crafting" the new experience based on player feedback during a period of early access.

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